Backup and Recovery Services
Whether you’re trying to recover a deleted document, recover from a malware attack or deal with a software/hardware failure, you can never have too many backups. Projex IMC’s Computer Backup and Recovery Services can help preserve your valuable data.
Projex IMC’s backup and recovery services includes a variety of backup strategies, including local (on-premise) as well as off-site backups in order to provide restore and recovery options according to the severity of the need. The following services are offered by Projex IMC to help small businesses implement a disaster recovery plan as well as enable proper business continuity:
As part of our backup and recovery service, a local backup is set up using the windows native backup option on each server and/or workstation (desktop or laptop) … namely the Windows Image (Windows backup). Each server and PC image can be backed up periodically as well as individual drives or folders by setting up various backup jobs. This data is stored locally either on a central network location or on each system, for easy access in case a file or entire system (server or workstation) needs to be restored.
Cloud Backup Services
Various cloud backup and recovery services exist for servers (according to their function) as well as for workstations. Server backups include File Server, SQL Server, Exchange Server, Sharepoint Server. Advanced services allow for the backup of Active Directory data or in other words a Domain Controller Server. In the case of workstations, the backup usually consists of individual folders and files. All data is encrypted at rest and during transmission to a data center. This data center is referred to as ‘the cloud,’ simply because it is not on premise. Backup data is readily available to be restored when necessary via a windows application that can run on each server or workstation.
Appliance-Based Backup Services
An on-premise backup appliance is usually bundled with our Disaster Recovery as a Service (DRaaS) solution. A backup appliance is a specialized server that includes backup software and large amounts of local disk storage in order to perform backups of the local area network (LAN) infrastructure. Its function is to store the backup data (server and workstation system images, as well as folder and file data) locally on-premises for easy access and restore when needed.
The backup appliance is also able to run any server or workstation that was backed up as a virtual machine in case a software or hardware failure impedes the proper function of such machine. Should a server or workstation become unavailable it is simply booted up from the backup appliance and made available in minutes, thus providing or enabling a complete backup and recovery solution.
Cloud Replication Services
Cloud Replication Services are bundled with the Disaster Recovery as a Service (DRaaS) option. This service’ function consists of sending the data that has been backed up to to the local backup appliance to the data center or ‘cloud.’ It implements encryption functionality so the data is transmitted securely. The service runs autonomously and in the background once it has been configured.
Disaster Recovery as a Service
The Disaster Recovery as a Service (DRaaS) is exactly what it sounds like. Once the service has been setup for a particular business site and the designated server(s) and workstation(s) have been backed up and replicated to the cloud, an entire business site can be spun up (booted up) in the cloud in a matter of minutes. So in the event of a catastrophic failure of any kind, the entire LAN infrastructure is running in the cloud and accessible remotely via secure internet access. So with proper planning that takes into account the nature of the various catastrophic events, a business can be operating in the cloud without delay while the LAN infrastructure is being repaired/restored.